Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Thursday, June 18 - Friday, June 19, 2015

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015.

The conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber. The papers for this conference will be selected by a scientific committee that includes Justus Baron and Pere Arqué-Castells.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Topics of interest include:

  • Technology Standards and incentives to innovate
  • Standards Organizations (SSOs and SDOs)
  • Technology Standards and economic efficiency
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Patent Licensing and technology transfers
  • Incentives for Invention and R&D
  • Incentives for Innovation
  • The role of IP in vertical specialization and market entry
  • IP and the market for inventions
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Financing invention and innovation
  • Venture capital
  • International innovation
  • Intellectual Property (IP) rights and public policy
  • Antitrust policy, industrial organization, and IP

Submission Deadline: February 9, 2015
Notification Deadline: March 13, 2015

Call for Papers


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For more information regarding this conference or other initiatives of the Searle Center, please call (312) 503-1811 or send an email to searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu.